Finding the courage to change my life

(Photo above courtesy of Harvey)

Today we’re speaking with Asia Harvey-Wright, who goes by Harvey, about their first steps practicing Buddhism after encountering the practice of chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo in 2020, during one of the darkest periods of their life.

This episode is all about the courage it takes to be open to one’s Buddhability. Harvey shares how, in the face of  addiction and mental health challenges, they unearthed their own hope, creativity and desire to move forward.

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Cheat Sheet

1:35 How Harvey encountered Buddhism

4:45 What their initial experience of chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo was like

7:10 The struggles they were facing at the time

12:58 Initial steps they took to begin their practice

15:58 The difference they saw through chanting

22:30 A Buddhist concept that stuck with them

25:39 Their experience with the Buddhist community

27:55 How chanting is helping them navigate mental health challenges

34:21 Their goals for the future

36:58 Advice for anyone who is new to chanting

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